Uganda and DR Congo Clash On Lake Edward

Uganda and DR Congo Clash On Lake Edward

Seven people died, including four Ugandan soldiers, in clashes on Lake Edward between forces from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, according to a Congolese official quoted by the AFP news agency. Lake Edward straddles the border between the two countries. The administrator of Congo’s Beni region, Donat Kibwana, is quoted by AFP as […]

Night in Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Auctioned

Night in Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Auctioned

An auction is being held in South Africa for the opportunity to spend a night in Nelson Mandela’s former prison on Robben Island. A charity is taking bids, opening at $250,000 (£330,000), to allow 67 people to stay overnight in the old maximum-security jail, where the former South African anti-apartheid leader spent 18 of his […]

Zimbabwe ‘Recovers $850m Looted Funds’

Zimbabwe ‘Recovers $850m Looted Funds’

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that his government recovered $850m (£644m) during a three-month moratorium aimed at getting looted funds back, state-owned Herald newspaper reports. Mr Mnangagwa had announced the recovery plan for an estimated $1.4bn stolen by individuals and businesses after taking office last November. He made the revelations during discussions about measures […]

Kenyan Man Sues Over ‘Burst Condom’

Kenyan Man Sues Over ‘Burst Condom’

A Kenyan man is seeking damages from the country’s quality control body, the tax revenue authority and pharmaceutical company Beta Healthcare after alleging that he contracted a sexually transmitted disease for using substandard condoms, local media report. The unnamed man said the three failed to protect consumers by branding Zoom Condoms with the quality mark […]

Zimbabwe National Rugby Team ‘Sleeping On Tunisia Street’

Zimbabwe National Rugby Team ‘Sleeping On Tunisia Street’

Pictures have emerged of Zimbabwe’s national team rugby players apparently sleeping on the streets of Tunisia’s northern city of Beja, because they had been booked into sub-standard accommodation. The team is in Tunisia for a World Cup qualifier. Several pictures shared on Twitter show the players lying on the ground while surrounded by their luggage. […]

Abacha Loot To Be Given To Nigeria’s Poor

Abacha Loot To Be Given To Nigeria’s Poor

Money looted by Nigeria’s former military ruler Sani Abacha is to be distributed to poor families, the government says. The distribution is to start next month after more than $300m (£228m) was returned by the Swiss authorities. The money, stolen by Abacha in the 1990s, is due to be given to around 300,000 households, with […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Blames Grace Mugabe Faction For Blast

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Blames Grace Mugabe Faction For Blast

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he suspects a group linked to the former first lady was behind an attempt on his life. Two people died and more than 40 were hurt in an explosion near Mr Mnangagwa at a rally in Bulawayo on Saturday. Mr Mnangagwa told the BBC’s Fergal Keane that he suspected […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Believes Political Faction Tried To Kill Him

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Believes Political Faction Tried To Kill Him

The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said he suspects a group linked to the former first lady was behind an attempt on his life. Two people died and more than 40 were injured in an explosion near Mr Mnangagwa at a rally in Bulawayo. Mr Mnangagwa told the BBC’s Fergal Keane that he suspected the […]